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Reach Out and Read Program

Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Expansion

One Health Kansas

University of Kansas Master of
Public Health Degree Expansion

Kansas Action for Children (KAC) Support

Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition (TFKC) Capacity Building

Faith and Leadership Initiative

Dental Hubs and Spokes: Expanding Access to Oral Health Care in Kansas

Kansas Health Ethics

Kansas Health Care Collaborative

Governor’s Health and Human Service Fellows

Kansas Health Institute Underinsurance Study

2008 Major Initiatives
Faith and Leadership Initiative
This faith-based initiative consists of two separate and unique programs, each designed to provide different leadership opportunities for members and leaders within the Kansas Area United Methodist Church. These programs aim to move the church toward its long-term goals of revitalizing the United Methodist Church in Kansas and enhancing its commitment to social justice and its focus on public health. The initiative was designed through a joint effort by the United Methodist Church, the Kansas Leadership Center and the Foundation.

The Foundation’s partnership with the church dates back to the sale of Wesley Medical Center, which, through the proceeds, led to the creation of the Foundation. This grant gives the Foundation an opportunity to return to its roots with the church, as well as offer a service to address a key goal/need of the church’s future in Kansas. These training opportunities will seek to revitalize, strengthen and grow the church in Kansas for generations to come. It is also the intention to create a spark for the faith community to become a leader in mobilizing and transforming people and organizations around key heath issues and concerns.